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Q&A: Potential L.A. bid to host Olympics in 2024

Q&A: Potential L.A. bid to host Olympics in 2024

Now that Boston has pulled the plug on its struggling campaign to play host to the 2024 Olympics, Los Angeles becomes the consensus favorite to step in as a last-minute replacement. A two-time host of the Games, this city has the experience and the top-flight sports venues to handle the world's most extravagant sporting event. Still, the prospect of a revived bid raises questions. Didn't the United States Olympic Committee bypass Los Angeles? When the USOC held a competition to select its candidate, people in and around the Olympic movement expected the committee to go with a proven commodity, especially at a time when so many cities have turned their back on the Games...

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